Saturday 10 April 2010

Wreck this journal

Lots of my crafting (or should that be 'crafty'?!) friends on Bubbly Funk forum have recently bought a 'Wreck this journal'. Having been brought up to respect books and look after them, it kind of went against the grain to think of getting a book and wrecking it ... but I ordered one and it arrived this morning.

I didn't think to take a photo of what it looked like to begin with. Since it arrived, I've broken the spine of it - that's one of the instructions, I chewed the corner of a page and I took the book into the shower with me - and then put it out in the sun to dry so that the pages have wrinkled a bit.

I now have no issues with wrecking this journal because that's the purpose of it. On the inside page it gives this warning:

'During the process of this book you will get dirty. You may find yourself covered in paint, or any other number of foreign substances. You will get wet. You may be asked to do things you question. You may grieve for the perfect state that you found the book in. You may begin to see creative destruction everywhere. You may begin to live more recklessly.'

If you haven't seen one of these yet, I'd recommend it (I think I'm already a bit 'hooked' on it - you can get it from Amazon - and if you have seen it and have been hesitating, then I'd suggest you get one and begin to wreck a bit ...